Deepening our understanding of issues confronting contemporary society
The Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research (GCSCR) is dedicated to increasing our understanding of current challenges facing the modern world. Through the application of innovative humanities and social science research, incorporating the knowledge of academics from a broad range of interrelated disciplines, we are at the cutting edge of humanities and social science discourse. Our Centre's research is focused on the following contemporary themes: History, Media and Change; Mobilities, Communities and In/securities; Heritage and Wellbeing; Language, Culture and Belonging.
Dr Mike Davis is one of the investigators of a successful ARC Linkage grant ($757,205). Mike will work on his project “Conviction Politics: The Convict Routes of Australian Democracy”. This grant is administered through Monash University.
Resident adjunct Dr Sara Riva's research explores the relationship of neoliberalism and humanitarianism, and the effects of this relationship on refugees. In this article, Dr Riva and her colleague Dr Gerhard Hoffstaedter (The University of Queensland) propose five solutions to help the world's 70 million refugees. Read the aticle in The Conversation
New Article: Professor Stan Grant: The Sydney Morning Herald. People power will test Xi Jinping, but he can wait it out